History of Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival
The Mostly Jazz Festival is held in Moseley Park, which today it is run as a charitable trust by a group of local residents. Originally the park was part of the Moseley Hall estate but it was cut off from the Hall and rest of the grounds by building and road developments in 1896. Luckily the land, its trees and the lake were saved by a group of local residents who secured its status as a subscription park. It generates funds through annual fees from keyholders, day entrance charges and through special events like ours.
The Park is a stunning 11-acre woodland glade in the heart of Moseley Village, only 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham but is a world away from city life. It is the perfect setting for a festival as the ground slopes down into a natural amphitheatre in front of the beautiful lake. Moseley Park is adjacent to the Village with its convenient shops, newsagents, restaurants, pubs and cash machines.
The Park is home to a huge variety of trees and plants, and supports a wealth of wildlife. It also holds one of the Midlands? best preserved ice-houses, a kind of eighteenth century refrigerator, that was used to serve the owners of Moseley Hall with ice and as a space to preserve food. During the festival the Ice House will be open for viewing, courtesy of volunteers from The Moseley Society.
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